Friday, January 4, 2013


In connection with the conduct of the May 09, 2016 Automated Synchronized National and Local elections, there  is  an  imperative  need  to  provide sufficient  uninterrupted  electrical power  supply  during  the  critical  days  of  the elections, Comelec reiterated.

Thereby, on December 03, 2015 the Commission on Elections promulgated Resolution No. 10023 deputizing the Department of Energy, National Electrification Administration, the National Power Corporation, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, and the Local Electrification Cooperatives to provide  and  maintain  stable  and  continuous  nationwide  electric power requirements for May 09, 2016 National & Local Elections that will be used in the voting  and  counting  of  votes,  transmission  and  consolidation  of results and proclamation of winning candidates.

Said power agencies was authorized to shut off other users of electric power such as industries and other large commercial establishments during the said period to about 300 megawatts and to allocate these savings of electric power for distribution to strategic areas for use during the critical period of elections.

And to serve this purpose the power agencies was enjoined to secure, as  much  as  possible,  voluntary  load curtailment  commitments  from  the  industries  and large establishments prior to exercising their powers of  unilaterally  curtailing  the  power  needs  of  said industries and large establishments.

Giving  priority  to  the  electrical  power  needs  at  the distribution  and  retrieval  centers,  voting  and counting places  at  the  precinct  level  and  at  the canvassing centers.


I am a Responsible and Principled Citizen.

I will educate myself and others about the issues at hand so that my vote is a meaningful and relevant exercise of my right of suffrage.

I pledge to vote for candidates who will abide by the duly constituted rules on campaigning because I understand that those who refuse to obey the law in the little things are not likely to obey the law in the more important things;

I pledge to vote for candidates who, by word and action, renounce violence, coercion, vote-buying, and corruption as means for getting elected;

I pledge to vote for the candidates who listen to their constituents and are responsive to the needs and aspirations of those they seek to represent;

I pledge to vote as my conscience dictates in all elections.

I make these promises freely and upon my honor.

(This Voter Pledge was read at the Unity Walk of 13 January 2013, by COMELEC Commissioner Elias R. Yusoph)